markducommun (1121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Cloudy reddish mahogany, almost no head. Strong vanilla nose, some molasses, some roasted malts. Slight mustiness. Quite sweet, some light bitterness. Fairly oily, heavy body.reasonably long finish, upfront alcohol. Pretty good. George999 (458) - Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Aroma is chocolate sweet, Pour from tap is dark brown, taste is chocolate and very smooth, roasted almonds and malts with whiskey hints mar (5423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Deep amber with a light khaki head. Nose is sticky malts, sweet, vanilla, bourbon, toffee and caramel. Smooth palate, sticky caramel, toffee, vanilla, alcohol, and a nice finish. slowrunner77 (12159) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Toffee and whiskey up front on the nose. Woody, sweet, like a whisky flavored cookie. Not a whole lot of complexity, but it’s damn tasty (and a little on the boozy flat side of things). Despite it’s faults it was quite good. If they could add a touch more complexity (hops) and carbonation, this would be epic." Homer321 (5119) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle thanks to LeninCat. Pour is initially flat with the carbonation rising up to firm a small off white head. Dark red to light brown in color. Aromas of vanilla, lots of toffee, this shit smells chewy. Taste is light toast with some crust. Light vanilla and sweetness. Medium mouthfeel. Somewhat chewy. Dangerously drinkable initially. Light booziness. Pretty damn good.
C1tySurfer83 (11) - - JUL 24, 2014
Bomber. Dark Amber with off white head. Heavy whiskey and oak notes with toffee aromas. Super chewy and rich. Residual sweetness with a wood hint. Bright, clean and well balanced. Great barley wine. Dfonorow (2250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle share at Tribes Alehouse. Pour is dark brown with slight red tints and a small tan ring-of-a-head. Aroma and flavor of raisins, cinnamon, vanilla bean, smoke, leather, caramel, and bourbon. Finish is very bitter, almost overwhelming for the style. AWISLguy (3184) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bomber from CO brother, shared with others at family holiday weekend. This is good. Lighter brownish. Lowly carbonatd. Fruity chocolate with bourbon. More boozy in the end where it became a sipper. Thanks Ken! Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Serving: 22 oz. bottle. It pours a very dark brown with a small, light tan head. Definitely a little sweet in the nose with dark caramel, tobacco, and a little nuttiness. Warming on the tongue with nice notes of wood, vanilla, and a touch of whiskey to pair with the sweet caramel and date notes. Nicely balanced flavor wise with a sweet but warming finish. A nice night cap. Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Tap. Pours brown with tan head. Aroma is sweet, wood, brown sugar. Taste is really sweet wood, smooth, silky, vanilla. This is a really freakin great brew!